UltraViolet

UltraViolet is an online community of over 550,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media.  Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, March 05, 2020
UltraViolet on Reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren Is Dropping Out of the Race for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination
Moments ago, it was reported that Senator Elizabeth Warren would be dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In reaction to the announcement, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action, a leading national women’s organization, issued the following statement: “...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Women’s Group to MSNBC: Fire Chris Matthews
During last night’s Democratic presidential primary debate in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren explained why she thought Michael R. Bloomberg was the “riskiest” candidate for the Democratic Party to nominate, with a pointed recitation of his history of crude and sexist comments. In...
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Monday, February 24, 2020
BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein is Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Act, Rape; Women’s Group Reacts
Moments ago, a jury in the New York Supreme Court convicted disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. In reaction to the announcement, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a leading national women...
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
After Debate, Women’s Group Continues Demand for Bloomberg to Release Women from NDAs for Sexual Harassment and Workplace Abuse
At last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, Sen. Elizabeth Warren led the charge demanding that Michael Bloomberg release women who alleged sexism and misogynistic behavior from non-disclosure agreements they signed with his company, and allow them to tell stories of their experiences...
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Friday, October 18, 2019
As NBC Rejects Calls for Independent, Outside Investigation, Women’s Group Urges DNC to Cancel Upcoming Presidential Primary Debate on MSNBC
Yesterday, a representative for NBCUniversal told The Hollywood Reporter that the network would not conduct a new, outside investigation into Matt Lauer's conduct and the response by the network’s executives. The announcement comes days after a number of individuals and organizations, including...
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Women’s Group to DNC: Drop November Debate with MSNBC Until NBC News Cleans House and Launches Independent Investigation
In the wake of mounting allegations of a culture of sexual abuse at NBC News, and reports that Noah Oppenheim helped shield sexual abusers at the network, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet Action, a leading national women’s organization, explained: “The DNC needs to...
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Friday, July 12, 2019
UltraViolet Urged Acosta to Resign, Congress to Investigate Epstein’s Enablers
Moments ago, it was reported that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has resigned amidst the growning controversy that he granted a sweetheart deal that allowed convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein to plead to two state prostitution charges and serve out 13 months of an 18-month sentence...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Women’s Group: Indictment of Shooting Survivor Marshae Jones Is the Collision of Racism, Sexism, and the Cruel Result of Laws that Criminalize Pregnant People
Yesterday, The Birmingham News reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old black Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge, after she was shot in the abdomen in a 2018 altercation and shooting in Pleasant Grove resulting in the loss of her pregnancy...
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Friday, June 21, 2019
Women’s Group Responds to New Trump Rape Accusation
Earlier today, reports surfaced that Donald Trump sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll in a dressing room at the New York City department store Bergdorf Goodman over two decades ago. In reaction to the news, Shuanna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s group, released the...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Women’s Group Challenges 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates to Address Questions on Ending the Hyde Amendment, Addressing Sexual Violence, Combating Police Violence Against Black and Brown Women, and Fighting for Equal Pay
Ahead of the first Democratic presidential primary debate later this month, members of UltraViolet Action are challenging 2020 candidates to address key questions on important issues facing women in the United States, including plans to expand abortion access and end the Hyde Amendmnet, addressing...
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